Easy Chocolates using Wilton Candy Melts

by Janet21

Create delicious and fun chocolate party favors an/or cupcake toppers using specialty molds.

For my son's First Holy Communion a few weeks ago I decided to make chocolates. I had come across these chocolate molds and candy melts so many times online and at my local craft store, but had never bought them before. They looked easy so I figured I would give them a try!

To my surprise the chocolate melts and molds were super simple to use. Sometimes things that look easy actually aren't. Therefore, I was happy to find out that was not the case with my latest kitchen creation. These chocolates would be great for a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, party favors, cupcake toppers, Communions, Baptisms and more.

If you are planning on making chocolates for your next celebration, there is a huge selection of candy molds on the market.

Supplies Needed

1.  candymeltsWilton Candy Melts (other candy melts available include Make n' Mold Candy Wafers and Merckens)

2.  Candy Mold

3.  Measuring cup or other microwavable bowl

4.  Waxed paper

5.  Container

Instructions on using your Candy Mold and Wilton Candy Melts

  • candy moldsPour the candy melts into a measuring cup or other microwavable bowl
  • Place the candy melts into the microwave for 30 seconds
  • Remove bowl and stir
  • Place the melts back into the microwave for another 10 seconds and remove again and stir
  • Repeat this step a few times until the candy is completely melted *Don't microwave for longer than 10 seconds at a time or else your chocolate may burn
  • Place your mold on a flat surface and using a spoon fill each cavity with chocolate
  • Once all of the cavities are filled, tap the mold gently on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles
  • Place the mold in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes
  • Then remove the mold from the refrigerator and let it sit on your counter for another 10 minutes or so
  • Before removing the chocolates, check the bottom of the mold for dark spots.   If there are any dark spots that means the chocolate has not yet completely set
  • Once the chocolate has set, turn the mold upside down and gently pop the chocolates out onto waxed paper
  • Place the finished chocolates in a container layering with waxed paper so that the chocolates are not on top of each other

*Note:  The mold I used was a candy mint mold, therefore, the chocolate did not take very long to set since they are fairly thin.  If you are using a deeper or larger candy mold, it may take longer for the chocolate to completely set.

Molded Chocolates

Specialty Chocoates
Specialty Chocoates

Wilton Candy Melts

Have you ever used Wilton candy melts?

Communion Cupcakes with Chocolate Toppers

candy cupcake toppersThese chocolates can be used as party favors.  Simply place them in FDA approved bags and tie with coordinating colored ribbon. 

However, I decided to use these chocolates as cupcake toppers.  I think they came out so cute.   I baked and frosted the cupcakes.   Then, placed one chocolate on each cupcake.

Our chocolates and cupcakes were yellow, blue and brown.   The yellow and blue matched our Communion plates and other partyware. 

I placed the cupcakes on a clear plastic serving platter and added a few extra chocolates around the cupcakes.

Everyone enjoyed the cupcakes with chocolates! I can't wait to make them again for another special occasion.

Updated: 07/07/2015, Janet21
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KajaMel on 07/13/2015

Great recipe. I will definitely make some for my family and friends. I'm diabetic so I would have to eat wisely.

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